The summer starts here.
It's always assumed that Summer is the season for music festivals, despite the fact that many continue well into the Fall and, indeed, begin very early in the Spring; SXSW, for example, has already been and gone. So what does April and May have in store ahead of the official Summer months?
Just a little reminder that music festival season is well under way, the Spring has fallen and with it come numerous fun events and all before we even get halfway into the year.
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Now that South-By-Southwest has been and gone, it's time for the UK to open its festival doors and this year's Great Escape achieves such a feat with diligent style. Now in its seventh year since the inaugural event in 2006, The Great Escape has firmly established itself as Europe's leading festival for new music. Situated in the glamorous seaside surroundings of Brighton, this year's line-up is bigger than ever before, showcasing over 300 artists across a total of 27 different venues over the course of three days and nights from Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th May. Also featuring numerous panel-led conventions hosted by various luminaries from within the music industry such as BBC 6 Music's Matt Everett, legendary producer Trevor Horn and Membranes frontman-cum-Stone Roses biographer John Robb. On top of all that, expect a smattering of secret shows, impromptu club nights and label showcases while this year's event also brings with it an Alternative Escape line-up to rival the official one.
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As the majority of the UK's music industry converges on Brighton like a rabid swarm of bees, it's not difficult to see why The Great Escape's annual shindig is fast becoming this nation's answer to South-By-Southwest. With its vibrant mix of conferences, seminars and live events taking place in twenty-five different venues over the course of three days, it's probably the only festival where boredom genuinely is an impossible facet to achieve.
Continue reading: The Great Escape, Brighton. 13-15 May 2010 Live Review
Review of The Great Escape Festival in Brighton taking place over 14/15/16 May 09.
Continue reading: The Great Escape, Brighton 14/15/16 May Live Review